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HOME IS WHERE THE "INN" IS

Everyone has a unique definition of home. Some believe it is where you relax or where family is. We believe home is where you want it to be! We want to welcome you into Innis, which will be your home for the next several years. This year, we are committed to creating warm, positive, and supportive environments for you to connect with others and excel after a year of feeling disconnected. Innis is home to a diverse group of students and whether you are coming to from another country or city, we want you to make yourself at home!  

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INNISTOGETHER

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This year, we have restructured our orientation program to provide you more holistic support throughout your first year at Innis and U of T. InnisTogether represents our college’s branding and identity of being a wholesome, tight-knit group. We want to welcome you into our family and provide you with a comfortable environment to grow, learn, and make friends. With this new structure, we will facilitate all of the opportunities you need to make the best out of your first year!  

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MISSION STATEMENT

Orientation is the first point of contact between incoming students and Innis as well as the University of Toronto. Our goal is to create comfortable, inclusive, and accessible virtual environments that provide opportunities to connect with others safely and foster a sense of community. With students returning to campus this year, we want to welcome them to where they will call home for the next several years. We hope to provide a holistic orientation that offers a combination of academic, social, and wellness programming to prepare and support students’ transition into university life. We want our orientation to be a memorable experience for first-year students - one that supports their needs during this new stage of their lives. 

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MEET THE TEAM

Meet your executives, the wonderful masterminds behind your orientation! 
Hover over each image to learn more about the team.

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Orientation Coordinator

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Religion major

English minor

Spanish minor

Emma paulUs

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Orientation Coordinator

Year 4

Sociology specialist

Criminology major

Shivani baldeO

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Leadership

Year 4

Political Science major

Criminology major

Amisha puNja

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Events

Year 4

Economics major

Statistics major

Ankhee paUl

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Events

Year 3

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology major

Bioethics minor

Chemistry minor

Curtis chamBers

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Sponsorship

Year 2

Psychology major

Nutritional Sciences major

Nina Huang

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Communications

Year 3

Political Science specialist

Writing & Rhetoric minor

Claire mooN

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International

Year 4

Life Science

Cathy jianG

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Communications

Year 3

Global Health major

Physiology minor

Cinema Studies minor

Rhea gosaiN

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Graphic Designer

Innis Alumnus

Health & Disease major

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology major

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Commuter

Year 3

Rotman Commerce

Accounting Specialist

Zaida abdul caDer

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Videographer

Year 3

Cinema Studies major

French Studies minor

Philosophy minor

Rahul Parhar

FAQs

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So, what exactly is orientAtion?

Orientation is a series of workshops, events, and opportunities to best prepare you for your time at U of T. These opportunities are educational, developmental, and social in nature. Orientation 2021 will combine asynchronous and synchronous activities, providing a holistic experience to prepare you as best we can for this new journey!

In July and August, you can expect pre-recorded modules and online activities on Quercus. Covering a range of topics, these modules will prepare you for the upcoming year, as well as inform you of the many resources available to you at Innis and U of T.

From September 6th to 8th, you will have the unique and valuable opportunity to sample university life before class starts online. Do you have questions about campus, courses, or living in Toronto? Innis Orientation has all your answers! Receive advice from upper-year students, get to know your professors, learn about the St. George campus, and make life-long friendships. Come join us for an unforgettable college experience!

What about commuter & International orientAtion?

We will be hosting a Commuter Orientation on Saturday, August 21 and an International Orientation on August 22. These are additional opportunities for commuter students and international students to get acquainted with each other, learn about resources, and gather tips specific to their student experiences. Come on out to this specifically tailored orientation experience for more fun opportunities and shared lived experiences with Innis staff and upper-year students!

What can i do to prepare for orientAtion?

You have all been enrolled in the Innis 101 course, which is housed on Quercus.
Here, you will find all the information you need to prepare for university. As the summer goes on, more modules will become available for you, with the final one being Orientation. This last module will be where all our Orientation programming is held. In order to prepare for Orientation, make sure you login to Quercus and familiarize yourself with the course! 

Throughout the summer we will also be using our social media to provide updates about orientation and introduce you to Innis staff members, clubs, and some upper year students. Be sure to check us out on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook to learn more about Innis and what’s in store for Orientation!

 

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